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COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

COP26: Glasgow to host UN climate change summit in 2020

Science
A major United Nations climate change summit will take place in Glasgow.The UK has won the bid to host the 26th Conference of the Parties, known as COP26, following a partnership with Italy.Up to 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the event at Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) at the end of next year.It is designed to produce an international response to the climate emergency. The UK will host the main COP summit while Italy will host preparatory events and a significant youth event, as part of the agreement.Claire Perry, UK nominated president for COP26, said: "In 2020, world leaders will come together to discuss how to tackle climate change on a global scale ...
Formula 1 to have record 22 grands prix in 2020 season

Formula 1 to have record 22 grands prix in 2020 season

Sports
Formula 1 will have a record 22-race season in 2020.The sport's calendar, announced on Thursday before the resumption of the current season in Belgium, features two new races in the Netherlands and Vietnam.Only Germany has been lost from this year's 21-race schedule. The season begins in Australia on 15 March and ends in Abu Dhabi on 29 November. The British Grand Prix is on 19 July, a week later than this year.Squeezing in the extra race has meant seven 'double-headers' - where races are held on consecutive weekends.Red Bull's Albon starts Belgian Grand Prix at back of gridBahrain follows a week after Australia, and the other events a week apart are the Netherlands and Spain on the first two...
Marines to start issuing Sig Sauer M18 as offical duty pistol in 2020

Marines to start issuing Sig Sauer M18 as offical duty pistol in 2020

Business
June 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marine Corps will adopt a new standard-issue pistol for the first time in 30 years, replacing the Beretta M9 with Sig Sauer's M18 starting in 2020. The M18 handgun, based on the Sig Sauer Model P320, will begin arriving at Marine Corps' artillery arsenals in the third quarter of 2020, with a complete overhaul of weaponry expected by late 2023. The M18 is a more compact version of the M17 service pistol, and replaces the Beretta M9, adopted by the Marine Corps in 1985 as its official duty pistol, as well as the Glock 9mm M007 and M45A1 pistols. The weapon was developed through the Army's Modular Handgun Systems program. Currently, the M17 and M18 are in service with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. The U.S. Air Force began issuing the handgun in M...